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Private high schools in Poland

The main features of private and non-public high schools in Poland



There are many great private high schools in Poland. This includes schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

A private or non-public high school in Poland can be a great option for both international and local students. Below, we discuss the main features and benefits of these schools. To start, though, let’s go over some key facts about high school (or upper secondary) education in Poland.  continue reading...


List of schools

School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
3 No Bell

Mirkowska 39 B, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
3 American School of Warsaw

Warszawska 202, Konstancin-Jeziorna, 05-520
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Middle years programme
Primary years programme
PSAT Exams
SAT I Exams
3 Monnet International School

6A Belwederska, Warszawa, 00-762
Nursery (12 months) to Gr. 12 International Baccalaureate English, Polish
International Baccalaureate
3 Excellence in Education

ul. Ruska 2, Wrocław, 50-079
Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 A levels
American Curriculum
College Board Advanced placement courses (AP)
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
German Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German
A levels
American Curriculum
College Board Advanced placement courses (AP)
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
German Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
3 The British School Warsaw

ul. Limanowskiego 15, Warsaw, 02-943
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 Thames British School

Usypiskowa 5+ ul.Gładka 31+ ul.Wawelska 66/74+ Piaseczno, Warszawa, 02-386
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
3 International American School of Warsaw

Dembego Stefana 18, Warszawa, 02-796
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
American Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
2 Akademeia High School

2 Ledóchowskiej, Warszawa, 02-972
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
English
A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
2 Columbia International College

1003 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4P3
Gr. 7 to Gr. 12 English
1 Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, E2E 5H1
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

ul. Szwoleżerów 4, Warszawa, 00-464
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 12 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Trinity College School

55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, L1A 4K7
Gr. 5 to Gr. 12 English
1 British International School of the University of Łódź

Fabryczna 4, Łódź, 90-325
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish, Spanish
Diploma programme
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 International School of EKOLA

ul. Ojca Beyzyma 17, Wrocław, 53-204
Gr. 11 to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English, Polish
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
1 International School of Krakow (ISK)

Lusina ul. sw. Floriana 57, Kraków, 30-698
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
French, German, Polish, Spanish
American Curriculum
Canadian Curriculum
International Baccalaureate
Reggio Emilia
1 Pro Futuro

Przyszłości 4, Blizne Łaszczyńskiego, 05-082
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich

Wóycickiego 1/3, bud. 18, Warszawa, 01-938
PS/Kindergarten (3 years) to Gr. 12 English, German, Polish, Spanish
1 Lycee Francais de Varsovie

Walecznych 4/6, Warszawa, 03-916
PS/Kindergarten (24 months) to Gr. 12 French National Curriculum French, Polish
French National Curriculum
1 Niagara Christian Collegiate

2619 Niagara Pkwy, Fort Erie, L2A 5M4
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 English
1 Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

Fabryczna 14A, Wrocław, 53-609
Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 12 A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
English
A levels
English National Curriculum
GCSE / iGCSE
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
1 Zespół Szkół Społecznych SPLOT im. Jana Karskiego

Limanowskiego 7, Nowy Sącz, 33-300
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
1 Robert Land Academy

6727 S Chippawa Road, Wellandport, L0R 2J0
Gr. 5 to Gr. 12 English
1 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dialogu Kultur Etz Chaim

ul. Żelazna 57, Wrocław, 53-429
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, German, Polish, Spanish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 MORACZ - Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa i Liceum im Z. i J. Moraczewskich

Piłsudskiego 73, Warszawa, 05-077
Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, Polish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
1 St. Stephen's School, Rome

Via Aventina 3, Rome, 00153
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
English
American Curriculum
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
0 Szczecin Academy of International Learning
Jna Styki 13, Szczecin, 71-138
0 Szkoła jak Dom - Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa
Wincentego Witosa 23, Katowice, 40-832
0 IB World School 1531 Raszyńska
Raszyńska 22, Warszawa, 02-026
0 Szkoły MGM
Jagiellońska 88, Warszawa, 00-992
0 Europejska Szkoła Podstawowa dr Rahn
Sienkiewicza 36, Zielona Góra, 65-431
0 VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Krakowie
Karmelicka 45, Kraków, 31-128
0 Cracow International School
ul. Sokołowskiego 19, Kraków, 31-436
0 Mikron
Piękna 30/32, Łódź,, 90-001
0 WIS - Wrocław International School
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 Parasol
Hawajska 14 A, Warszawa, 02-776
0 Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka
Trakt Brzeski 63, Warszawa, 05-075
0 2 Społecznego Liceum Ogólnokształcącego STO im. Pawła Jasienicy
Nowowiejska 5, Warszawa, 00-643
0 Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik
ul. Pożaryskiego 28, Warszawa, 04-703
0 Open Future International School
Kwiecista 25, Kraków, 30-389
0 Stowarzyszenia Kultury i Edukacji
Kolektorska 9/11, Warszawa, 01-692
0 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Niepubliczne Nr 76
Rogatkowa 50, Warszawa, 04-773
0 Montessori BONA VENTURA
Broniewskiego 19, Szczecin, 71-460
0 International High School of Wrocław
Racławicka 101, Wrocław, 53-149
0 The British International School of Wrocław
Al Akacjowa 10-12, Wrocław, 53-134
0 Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowai Gimnazjum o Profilu Artystycznym
Hipolita Cegielskiego 1, Gorzów Wlkp., 66-400
0 Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr 61 im. Stefana Kisielewskiego
Przy Bażantarni 3, Warszawa, 02-793
0 Społeczna Szkoła im. S. Lema STO
Białostocka 4, Warszawa, 03-741
0 The Japanese School in Warsaw
Szwoleżerow 8, Warszawa, 00-464
0 Upper Canada College
220 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, M4V 2X8
0 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Społeczne Nr 17
Batorego 14, Warszawa, 02-591
0 Zespół Szkół Prywatnych. Complex of Silesian International Schools
Wincentego Witosa 18, Katowice, 40-832
0 Szkoła Rodzinna
Kruszyny 14A, Warszawa, 05-077
0 Międzynarodowe Szkoły Sokrates
Dąbrowskiego 8, Bydgoszcz, 85-158
0 International School of Poznan
Edmunda Taczanowskiego 18, Pozna, 60-147
0 Szkoły Sióstr Zmartwychwstanek im. bł. Siostry Alicji Kotowskiej
Krasińskiego 31, Warszawa, 01-784
0 Szkoły Prywatne Leonarda Piwoni
ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 23, Szczecin, 70-487
0 Prywatne Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Szczecinie
Mieszka I 61C, Szczecin, 71-011
0 I Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Maharadży Jam Saheba Digvijay Sinhji Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Zawiszy 13, Warszawa, 01-167
0 Kolegium św. Stanisława Kostki Liceum Ogólnokształcące Niepubliczne
Bobrowiecka 9 (bud. A), Warszawa, 00-728
0 Szkoły Fundacji Edukacyjnej "Varsovia"
J. S. Bacha 2, Warszawa, 02-743
0 Autorskie Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr 42
Iwicka 47B, Warszawa, 00-735
0 Szkoły Fundacji "Nauka i Wiedza"
Stryjeńskich 21, Warszawa, 02-791
0 Pickering College
16945 Bayview Ave, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X2
0 Zespół Szkół PrywatnychTwoja Przyszłość
Dziewicza 41, Sosnowiec, 41-209
0 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr 13
Conrada 7, Warszawa, 01-929
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Nr 1
Polinezyjska 10 A, Warszawa, 02-777
0 International European School Warsaw
Wiertnicza 140, Warszawa, 02-952
0 Bednarska Szkoła Realna Zespół Szkół Bednarska
Kawalerii 5, Warszawa, 00-468
0 Okońska Szkoły im. Marzenny Okońskiej
Solidarności 101 D, Warszawa, 00-144
0 Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr 7 im. Bronisława Geremka
Karmelicka 26, Warszawa, 00-181
0 Szkoły Sióstr Nazaretanek
Czerniakowska 137, Warzawa, 00-720
0 Liceum Kreacji Gier Wideo
Generała Zajączka 7, Warszawa, 01-518
0 J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
0 Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR
Bohaterów 12, Rzeszów, 35-112
0 Szkoły św. Tomasza z Akwinu
Piotra Skargi 13, Józefów, 05-420
0 Liceum Niepubliczne Nr 29 im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego
Powązkowska 90, Warszawa, 01-728
0 The International School of Bydgoszcz
Gałczyńskiego 23, Bydgoszcz, 85-322
0 Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 20 im. Jana Gutenberga Fundacji Szkolnej
Obrzeżna 12a, Warszawa, 02-691
0 Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, M4W 1N4
0 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Przymierza Rodzin im. Jana Pawła II
Grzegorzewskiej 10, Warszawa, 02-778
0 International British School Vocandus
Woronicza 16, Lodz, 91-030
0 Collegium Gostynianum zespół szkół katolickich im. ks. Kazimierza
ul. Droga Męczenników Majdanka 27, Lublin, 20-325
0 Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące 21 im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Jana Pawła II 36c, Warszawa, 00-141
0 Szkoła Liderów
Bobrowiecka 9, Warszawa, 00-728
0 WLH Wielokulturowe Liceum Humanistyczne im. Jacka Kuronia
Kłopotowskiego 31, Warszawa, 03-720
0 Polonijne Liceum Ogólnokształcące Niepubliczne KLASYK
Matuszewska 20, Warszawa, 03-876
0 Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące
Gdyńskich Kosynierów 11/8, Gdańsk, 80-866
0 Liceum LifeSkills
Hoża 88, Warszawa, 00-682
0 Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące Nr 81 SGH
Niepodległości 162, Warszawa, 02-554
0 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących im. św. Pawła z Tarsu
Poezji 19, Warszawa, 04-994

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polish high schools

Facts about high school education in Poland

High schools in Poland are sometimes called “secondary schools” or “upper secondary schools.” Whether public or non-public, these schools tend to follow similar guidelines regarding age range, curriculum, and more.

Age range

High school, or general secondary school (as it’s sometimes called), is optional in Poland. Elementary school (primary school) marks the end of compulsory schooling.

Yet many Polish and foreign students attend a Poland high school. These schools are for students aged 16 to 20. This is roughly equivalent to grades 10 to 12 and the first 2 years of university or college in North America.

Skills learned

Different Poland high schools have different learning goals. Most, though, aim for your child to acquire the following key skills.

Curriculum

The most common kind of high school in Poland is a general secondary school. There are also, though, specialized, technical, and basic vocational secondary schools.

According to Alberta’s Poland International Education Guide, general secondary school (liceum) is a three-year program. It prepares students for higher education (university or college) or to enter the workforce. It doesn’t, though, provide students with any professional qualifications.

The core curriculum for general secondary school is organized by subjects. According to the Poland International Education guide, this curriculum is mandatory, though instructors can supplement it in various ways.

High school (or general secondary school) subjects (based on Alberta’s Poland International Education Guide)

Subjects Cumulative hours per week in three years
Polish language 14
Foreign language (two) 15
History 5
Social studies 2
Cultural studies 1
Math 9
Physics and astronomy 3
Chemistry 3
Biology 3
Geography 3
Introduction to business 2
Information technology 2
Physical education 9
Defense training 2
Religion and ethics 6
Lessons with homeroom teacher 3
Hours at the Principal’s discretion 4
Advanced level subjects 10
Total 96

Types of private high schools

There are lots of different kinds of private and non-public high schools in Poland. These schools can differ in terms of structure, focus, specialization, teaching philosophy, and more. Most of these schools are a good option for international students from Canada, the US, Britain, France, Germany, and elsewhere. They’re also a nice fit for Polish residents.

International schools: There are many international high schools throughout Poland. Most of these are private or non-public. For instance, in Warsaw alone, there are British, American, Canadian, French, and Japanese private and non-public international schools. Many of these schools offer both day and boarding programs.

Language schools: Many private high schools in Poland, including in Warsaw, offer language programs. Some, especially international schools, offer English-language instruction and bilingual, English-Polish instruction. Many high schools also offer the opportunity to learn one or more foreign languages, through intensive courses.

Boarding schools: Boarding school is a popular option for high school students across the world. Poland boarding schools, while sometimes pricey, offer high-level academics and international programs. They can also be a great way for your child to broaden their horizons through exposure to a diverse student body.

Day schools: In private day schools, students normally live at home and travel to and from school each day. Otherwise, private schools come in all shapes and sizes. Many day schools in Poland offer a boarding program. In these schools, there’s a nice mix of local and foreign students.

IB schools: Many Poland schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. In high school, it’s common to offer the IB diploma program. This is a prestigious, high-level academic program with an international curriculum recognized around the world.

Special needs schools: Special needs schools provide support for students with one or more learning, developmental, or physical disability. Some schools have full-time special needs support, while others offer part-time support (for instance, through a special education class or in-class accommodations).

Gifted programs: Some private schools in Poland provide special programs for gifted learners (who are well above average in terms of learning abilities). These schools often provide enrichment and/or acceleration in one or more subjects. This can be achieved through independent studies, group projects, mentorship programs, and in other ways.

Social schools: These schools are created by social organizations and associations in Poland. They have lots of parent involvement and focus a great deal on the development of social skills. They also tend to have small class sizes and plenty of extracurricular activities.

Benefits of private high schools

Needless to say, private education can be very effective. This applies to high school, as much as it does to middle, elementary, or preschool. That’s why increasing numbers of parents are choosing to send their children to a private school, in Poland or elsewhere.

Moreover, private and non-public high schools in Poland are well worth the investment. They have several widely-acknowledged benefits.

High-level academics: Private high schools in Poland provide exceptional and challenging educational opportunities. They offer a rigorous curriculum, demanding courses, and lots of opportunities for enrichment.

Great teachers: Private Poland high schools are known for having high-quality instruction. Teachers tend to be very qualified, skilled, and dedicated. This can make all the difference in the world: it can help your child reach their full potential and spark their curiosity and a love of learning.

Individualized learning: Many private and non-public high schools in Poland offer individualized learning. In fact, this is one of the main advantages of private school: smaller class sizes allow teachers to tailor their approach and the curriculum to meet the learning needs of each student.

Resources: Most private high schools have great resources to support student learning in the classroom, such as computers, interactive whiteboards, and art materials. Many also have lots of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports teams, and after-school programs.

Small classes: Many private high schools have small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios. This makes for a warm, nurturing, and engaging environment. It can also lead to more interaction between and participation from students.

Parental involvement: Private and non-public schools, especially social schools, are built around open communication between parents and the school. They make it a priority to involve parents in the community, through parent-teacher meetings, fundraising initiatives, and more. This can help to strengthen the community as well as parent-child relationships.

Community feel: Private schools often have a motivating and supportive environment. This stems from the close-knit community of students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The strong support system of private schools helps too. This can include academic and personal counselling, peer tutoring programs, community events, and charitable initiatives.

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